Pierce, Owen

Owen Pierce was born in Rhyl. Flintshire in 1891.

The 1901 Census shows that the family lived at 13 Morfa Bach, Rhyl, Flintshire, North Wales.  The head of the family was Evan Pierce aged 42, a Builder’s Labourer.  His wife Sophia Pierce (nee Meredith) aged 46 and their six children – Edward Pierce aged 17, also a Builder’s Labourer, Owen Pierce aged 10, Mary E Pierce aged 8, William Pierce aged 6, Richard Pierce aged 3 and John Pierce aged 1 year.

On 8 February 1914, Owen married Daisy Haynes at Flint Parish Church, Church Street, Flint, Flintshire.  They had two children – Evaline Pierce and Evan Thomas Pierce.

Owen initially enlisted with the King’s Liverpool Regiment, but was later transferred to the Labour Corps due to ill health.

He is also remembered on a Remembrance Plaque at The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire and on The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales.

There is no Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for Owen Pierce at the County Archives Office, Hawarden, Flintshire.


Learn more about the other soldiers on the Rhyl Memorial

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